The CiiEM (Centro de Investigação Interdisciplinar Egas Moniz) is the Research centre of Egas Moniz – Cooperativa de Ensino Superior CRL. The Centre is one of the priorities of the Cooperative and represents a nucleus of innovation and knowledge creation. It fosters a paradigm of translational research and teaching in collaboration with other functional structures of Egas Moniz. It also focuses strongly on community interactions in different contexts, including health, health related sciences and social services. The strategic options in this plan agree with the development politics of the Cooperativa, as defined by its governance structures, in order to contribute to its qualitative improvement, and the adaptation to the growing demands of its environment, taking into account the new European directives for Science, Training and Youth formation (Europe 2020 Strategy and Erasmus Plus).